Mrs Jeanne Begej, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to ice figure skating
Mrs Jeanne Begej has made a significant contribution to ice figure skating in New Zealand. She was the National Intermediate 1967 and Senior Ladies Champion 1968 and 1969. She later represented New Zealand as a member of the Spectrum Synchronised team at the Australian National Championships. She is an accredited national ice skating judge and was an International Skating Union Judge. She has been a New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association (NZIFSA) team leader and team official at various international competitions and congresses and has served in several voluntary administrative roles. She was jointly responsible for introducing the Kiwi Skate Learn to Skate Program and has been a volunteer coach. She is President of the Canterbury Masters Figure Skating Club. Most recently Mrs Begej was the NZIFSA Officials Director.